my workout tonight was splitting a few logs with just a maul and a sledgehammer. i actually enjoy it since it caters to my ADD and provides instant gratification / sense of accomplishment with every split. kind of like mowing a lawn when the grass is pretty tall. a neighbor offered to let me use his log splitter but i told him no thanks since it's more fun to do it with a maul. the logs were @ 3' in diameter and 2' tall.